KREG LLEWELLYN INDUCTED INTO THE ALBERTA SPORTS HALL OF FAME

Congratulations to Kreg Llewellyn from Innisfail, Alberta who was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in Red Deer this weekend!

Kreg Llewellyn is one of Canada’s most successful skiers of all time. He competed internationally for many years in Overall, competing in slalom, trick and jump. Check out his list of accomplishments!

-20 Year Canadian National Open Team Member
-3 Canadian Open World Team Titles
-2 Open World Overall Silver Medals
-2 Open World Overall Bronze Medals
-Open World Slalom, Trick and Jump Bronze Medals
-Competed in Open World
championships from 1985 – 2001 —Always Top Ten in Slalom, Trick, Jump & Overall
-1988 US Open Trick Champion
-1989 US Open Trick & Overall Champion
-1990 US Open 2nd Trick & Overall Champion
-1990 US Masters 2nd Overall Champion
-1992 US Masters Trick Champion
-8 US Master Invitational Tournaments
-Moomba Masters Trick and Overall Champion
-7 PanAm Gold Medals, 9 Silver Medals & 2 Bronze Medals
-24 Canadian National Open Gold Medals
-11 Canadian National Open Records in Slalom, Trick & Jump

Thank you Water Ski Wakeboard Alberta for the info!

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Kreg Llewellyn

Kreg Llewellyn got an early start to his water ski career when he frequented Sylvan Lake with his family. At age 6 he entered a tournament and the rest is history. Kreg is one of Canada’s most successful skier’s of all time. Known for his Overall strength and individual performances Jump, his innovative mastery in Tricks, and strong performances in slalom.  He was a dominant force on the water ski circuit for over 20 years. Kreg’s first year on the National Team was 1984 and his brilliant skiing played an important role in the team’s World Championship titles in 1991, 1993 and 1999. 


Kreg is known as an innovator that pushed the sport of waterskiing and wakeboarding to new levels.  Kreg was the first to perform SL5B, SL5F, Sl7bb,    RSLo, Double Mobius FF.  Other innovations were the first to use a speed suit in jumping (Borrowed from Steve Bush) and the first to do a back flip on a wakeboard (Skuffer) in early 1988. Subsequently, Kreg Llewelyn was hired by Tony Finn (inventor of Skuffer / wakeboard), makes Kreg the first professional wakeboarder in history. 

Despite being plagued with several injuries over the years, Kreg still managed to win three medals at the
1991 World Championships in Austria, equaling the best-ever performance of 3 medals at the World Championships for any Canadian. He is a 2 Time World Overall Silver Medalist, a World Slalom Medalist, U.S. Masters Trick Champion, 2 Time U.S. Open Overall and Trick Champion, and a Moomba Masters Overall and Trick Champion. Kreg currently holds 24 Canadian National Records in all three water ski events.


Inducted into the Hall of Fame 2006

“It’s something you don’t think about in your competitive years but it is sure nice to get that recognition,” said Llewellyn,  “It’s a great opportunity to thank everyone that helped you along the way. Water skiing can be an individualistic sport so for me my fondest memories are winning the world team titles for Canada and all the friendship over the years”

Best Tournament Performances 

  • Jump: 202 Feet
  • Slalom 4@39off
  • Trick: 11,300 points

National/International Results

  • SLALOM TRICKS JUMP OVERALL 
  • 1999 Worlds Championships 3rd 
  • 1996 Pan American Championships 1st
  • 1995 IOC Pan American 
  • Championships 2nd
  • 1992 Canadian Championships 6th
  • 1992 Pan Am Championships 2nd 
  • 1990 Pan Am Championships 2nd 
  • 1989 Canadian Championships 1st 
  • 1992 Canadian Championships 2nd
  • 1992 U.S. Masters 1st
  • 1992 OzSki 1st 
  • 1991 World Championships Austria 3rd 
  • 1990 U.S. Open 2nd 
  • 1989 Canadian Championships 1st 
  • 1989 U.S. Open 1st 
  • 1988 Pan Am Championships 1st 
  • 1988 U.S. Open 1st 
  • 1988 MoombaMasters 1st 
  • 1986 Pan Am Championships 1st
  • 1995 Canadian Championships 1st
  • 1992 Canadian Championships 2nd 
  • 1992 Pan Am Championships 2nd 
  • 1992 OzSki 3rd 
  • 1991 World Championships Austria 3rd 
  • 1990 Pan Am Championships 2nd 
  • 1989 Canadian Championships 1st 
  • 1989 Coors Tour/Vallejo 3rd
  • 1988 Pan Am Championships 2nd
  • 1999 Worlds Championships 3rd 
  • 1997 Worlds Championships 2nd
  • 1996 Canadian Nationals 1st 
  • 1995 Canadian Championships 1st
  • 1995 World Championships 3rd
  • 1992 Canadian Championships 2nd 
  • 1992 Pan Am Championships 4th 
  • 1991 World Championships Austria 2nd 
  • 1989 Canadian Championships 1st 
  • 1989 U.S. Open 1st 
  • 1988 Pan Am Championships 1st 
  • 1986 Pan Am Championships 1st

Canadian Records 

Juvenile Boys TRICKS 

  • 1979 Western Championship 3130 points 
  • 1980 Western Championship 4640 points 
  • 1981 Supreme Record Capability 5640 points 

Boys III  TRICKS 

  • 1982 Western Championship 6180 points 
  • 1983 Eastern Championship 6240 points 
  • 1984 Canadian Masters 7960 points 
  • 1984 Group I Championship 8250 points 
  • JUMP 
  • 1983 Western Super Stars 40.8 m (133’10”) 51 kph 
  • Men I 

SLALOM 

(58 kph boat speed) 

1988 Thrilla in Hydrilla 5 @ 11.25 m (53 buoys) 

TRICKS 

1986 Canadian Masters 8390 points 

1986 Group I Championship 8510 points 

1986 National Championship 8910 points 

1987 World Championship 8970 points 

1987 World Championship 9270 points 

1988 Alberta Championship 9720 points 

1989 World Championship 9820 points 

JUMP 

1988 Pan-Am Championship 55.7 m (183’) 

1989 Hall of Fame 58.7 m (192’5”) 

Men II 

TRICKS 

1995 National Championship 9190 points 

JUMP 

(57 kph) 

1995 World Championship 55.4 m (181’ 9”) 

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